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today's terror attacks. this is a live look at a growing memorial in central brussels. flowers and candles being left there in honor of the victims. been jal officials call today's attacks a black moment for their country. >> new developments continue to unfold on this story. the death toll now stands at 31. hundreds more were injured after coordinated bombings at an airport and a subway station. >> right now investigators are carrying out raids across belgium. they've already recovered an explosive device and an isis flag at one home. isis claimed responsibility for today's bombings. official says these three men are responsible for the attack at the airport. authorities think the guy on the right survived and is on the run. a third bomb was found at the airport, itvp >> we begin with nbc's mark barger, who has the latest on the investigation. >>
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after a series of explosions rocked the city's airport and subway in what appeared to be coordinated attack. >> everyone was in panic. we have to run. just because the situation was such -- yeah. just -- everyone was scared. so everybody run. >> we felt a small blast of air and we heard some thudding in the distance. the metro immediately stopped. the lights turned off, the engine turned off and a message came over the intercom saying there had been a disturbance on the line. >> officials raise the terror threat level, shut down all public transport in the belgian capital and advised locals to stay indoors after the blast. belgium's federal prosecutor said one of the two explosions at the airport was likely caused by a suicide bomber and that all three blasts were acts of terrorism. the prime minister called today a dark moment for the country and world leaders pledged solidarity with
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counterterrorism activity in brussels, a raid on friday captured europe's most wanted man. salah abdeslam in connection with the november paris attacks that killed 130 people. the terror group isis is claiming responsibility for today's explosion. mark barger, nbc. >> here in our area, metro has increased security after those attacks in brussels. other police jurisdictions have stepped in to help. riders also are being urged to do their part to keep things safe. transportation reporter adam tuss continues our coverage from the l'enfant metro station with more. >> we often hear about cooperation with local police forces. today forces like alexandria and prince george's county helped patrol the metro system here. and as the rush hour continues tonight, riders thinking about yet another deadly terror attack. in the metro system today, thoughbo
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>> it's always scary, anything terrorist is scary. it happens. >> it happens, that's the environment that a lot of riders have simply become accustomed to. brussels, the latest example. >> i don't think that i could extrapolate what goes on there, here. it's just i believe they know what the risks are and they're doing the best they can. >> others say if someone wants to do something bad, there's only so much police can do. >> it's too much to cover, too much, you have to secure it in order for it to be safe quote-unquote. the attack in brussels shows, anyone can walk in at any given point and have what they have on them, unfortunately. >> metro wands to remind riders, you can text anything suspicious to them. text mimpb mtpd and officials say someone will respond quickly. transit officers are working overtime. the police chief has been on the phone with other large u.s. transit systems and says
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no credible threat anywhere in the country. metro transit police say stepped-up patrols will continue for some time and gradually during, they'll ramp back down. >> adam tuss reporting, thank you. thousands of people trying to get into and out of brussels are stranded tonight. the tracking website flight aware says nearly 450 flights going in and out of brussels were canceled today right after the attacks. that includes one flight from dulles that was set to leave at this hour. if you've been following us on twitter. you've been seeing images of the obviously stepped-up security at dulles international airport, both inside and outside. bureau reporter david culver joins us live with reaction from passengers. david? >> hi there, doreen, we've been making our way through the airport all day. whether it's from up here, the departures level, downstairs at baggage claim or outside by the curb check-in. one thing for sure, police are ep
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making it known here at dulles. but one security expert i he spoke with, who focuses on aviation, says it will take more than police to keep our airports safe. >> surveillance is everyone's job. >> 28 years working as an aviation security consultant, this man believes those who travel will need to take a bigger role in observing other passengers. >> it's not just a job for security and law enforcement, it's a job for all of us. >> that said, police are taking a lead on that at dulles airport. from curbside check-in, you'll see not only marked police cruisers, but armored police trucks, inside, a military-like presence. police wearing tactical gear, thick vests, face masks, others walking in groups, holding rifles. there's a stepped-up number of police canine units, a variety of breeds, too. they're checking trash cans, passengers sr luggage and our own camera. just to be safe. experts say personal
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interactions with police and passengers, behavioral detection, can be crucial. >> it's a little tough to see it over the camera it's one of the things we are training security officers at airports around the country now to do. look at people, look them in the eye. >> after tweeting out images of this show of force, some of you seemed comforted. it makes me feel safer flying, another tweet, police should be doing this every single day. adding security needs to be highly visible. >> we have to reinforce the security. no trust. we have to reinfours security. >> our digital team interviewed another aviation security expert who gives his prediction to what you will soon see at airports across the u.s. go to the nbc washington app and search airport security. security has been heightened at the belgian embassy in northwest d.c. the flags there have been lowered to half staff. secret service
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police cruisers have flanked the embassy all day. as family stopped by to get updates on their loved ones overseas and to pay tribute to the victims. we have family back in belgium. a lot of them actually. my grandfather was an immigrant during world war ii. we're keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. >> the head of homeland security stopped by the embassy today. we'll have more on his reaction in a report coming up in our next half hour. president obama is calling for nations around the world to unite to defeat terrorism. speaking from cuba, he pledged to help belgian authorities seek justice for those killed and wounded today. >> this is yet another reminder that the world must unite. we must be together. regardless of nationality. or race or faith. in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. we can and we will defeat those who
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the world. >> this photo provided by the white house shows president obama and national security adviser susan rice getting an update on the situation while in havana. the president did not make any changes to his schedule in cuba because of the attacks. >> those who want to be president are also reracketing to the terror attacks and talking about how they plan to keep the country safe. chris lawrence here now with that part of our story. chris? >> this isn't going to come as any surprise to you. we're hearing very different approaches from the front-runners. donald trump said he would tighten the border and expand interrogation techniques to prevent an attack from happening the in united states. hillary clinton says any effort has to start right here at home. >> our challenge is to have a united effort to defend our country to protect against terrorist attacks, to encourage everybody who sees or hears something suspicious to report it to law enforcement. to int
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bits and pieces of information, that can be helpful to us. 6. >> i will exclude the people coming in from syria, who don't have documentation, coming in from the migration line who interestingly have cell phones in many cases, you say how did they get the cell phones and where do they get their bills paid. i would exclude those people from coming in. >> we're getting reaction from democratic senator bernie sanders and republicans ted cruz and john kasich. you can read what they said about the attacks in brussels in the nbc washington app. some tense moments for a local college student studying in brussels, as he waited to hear from friends who were riding the metro during the bombing. plus a look at how the terror attacks are having an impact on terrorism in washington. or whether they are at all. we do that as our region is enjoying big crowds amid the budding cherry blossoms. a terror arrest in virginia, the feds reveal what
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breaking news at howard university tonight. a students there are gathering right now, for what we're told might be a sit-in. they're protesting a lack of information about a series of rapes on the campus. there have been posts on social media about as many as six rapes on campus so far this school year. in a statement today, the university says it has seen those posts, and is actively investigating the reports. our jackie benson will have updates.
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is very familiar with the subway line that was attacked. he talked about what it was like to know that he or his friends could have easily been among the victims. pat lawson muse spoke to him earlier today and is here with his story, pat? >> doreen, his name is max okabayashi, he's 20 years old, a junior at american university and he's spending this semester studying european politics and works as an intern in brussels, he spent most of today with one of his friends in an apartment not far from the metro station, rocked by one of the explosions this morning. he usually takes the same metro line to travel to and from his classes, he spoke to us via skype and described for me how close several of his friends came to being on the wrong train at the wrong time this morning. >> it was scary do find out some of my friends were close to the bombings. several were on trains either just before or just after the bombs went off
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or later, they could have been hurt and fortunately, everybody is safe. >> now okabayashi says two of his friends also live in brussels neighborhood close to where the metro bomb went off. program administrators at american university have posted on their au abroad facebook page, all students are safe and accounted for and that the university's thoughts are with them. back to you, vance. >> this is the height of the cherry blossom tourist season here in washington. visitors all over the mall and not too terribly worried about terrorism. tom sherwood reports. >> the national mall merry go round is geared up for the crowds, long lines formed at air and space, in part because of confusion
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>> the terror attacks in belgium were on the minds of tourists here. >> i feel this is a very safe place and especially the way that we're all sticking together. i don't have any concerns whatsoever about the nation's capital at the moment. >> at the martin luther king jr. memorial, one illinois mother whose daughter is here for a college tour of howard did express a little worry. >> i was nervous this morning when i saw it on the news. we google, evacuation routes, trying to figure if the airports are going to be shut down. what's the risks and the liabilities to be here today. >> tourists are coming by the thousands, more will come as the cherry blossoms reach peak bloom. >> we're using the metro, talking about how that was a little concerning that there was a lot of crowds on the metro last night. >> but you did it anyway? >> absolutely. >> you live your life. >> yes. >> this is a fifth grade field trip this is a once in a lifetime thing to do. i don't have any concerns whatsoever about the nation's capital at this moment.
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>> tom sherwood, news4. the #prayforbrussels is being used across social media now. we've captured some of the tributes online to see more of them. we invite to you download the nbc washington app. a somber moment at georgetown university as that community came together to pray for the people of brussels. the university used a weekly multi-faith prayer service to remember the victims of the attacks. in a statement today georgetown says it grieves the senseless loss of life and violence, especially when used in the name neff religion. how today's terrorist bombings in brussels have brought people together here in washington. a heightened sense of security here in the nation's capital. in the wake of those terror attack we'lls. h
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now it's starting to feel a little more like spring around here. and the blossoms are starting to pop. things are looking up, doug. >> things are looking up in a very good way. everybody wondering where the 70s are now. now remember the average high for today is only 58 degrees. so technically today, it's a little above average even though it felt a little cool, with a little bit of a breeze, the winds gusting out of the south, upwards of 10-20 miles per hour. bringing us up to 62 with the sunshine. very nice afternoon across the region. it will be a nice evening, too. 63 leesburg. 49 in martinsburg. 55 cool spot along the water in annapolis. most of anne arundel county around the 60-degree mark. the radar, nothing to show you, no rain, no snow, you're not going to need the umbrella any time soon. at least not for the next one to two days. we do have some cloud cover moving our way.
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of clouds overnight tonight and into tomorrow. a big storm back towards colorado. they're at 64 today. they have a blizzard warning for tomorrow. not us. for us, it's looking quite nice. first off, here's the tidal basin. we shot some video along the tidal basin. of the cherry blossoms out and about. near their peak. my producer said they're at their fluffy white stage. is that correct? well that's the stage they're at right now. you can see what's happening down there beautiful conditions, still puffy white, puffy white stage. that's a technical term i'm told. they're expected to be at peak tomorrow and into thursday. that's beautiful shots down there. let's take that shot. little different vantage point. hour-by-hour forecast. 50 degrees, a little bit cool to run along the water. 61 degrees around 11:00. by noon, it's reallyo
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nice. so lunch outdoors is fantastic. 3:00 in the afternoon, around 70, nice and warm. and by 7:00, around 65 degrees. so a nice day on our wednesday. we get even warmer during the day on thursday. high temperatures around the region, mostly in the upper 60s through the north and west. martinsburg around, winchester, gaithersburg, 73 around fredericksburg and 71 around la plata and annapolis, with the southwesterly flow should get into the mid 60s tomorrow. 70 down towards the pawtuxet river. getting around town tomorrow, enjoy it. maybe doing the bike share looking good, everybody in the green. next couple of days, we're into the 70s. the impact forecast will be on the low side for sure. nice and mild feeling more like the month of may. 71 tomorrow. 75 on your thursday, mix of sun and clouds during the day. then we get a cold front. the cold front moves through late thursday night into early friday morning. should be out of
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with a high of 68 degrees. falling temperatures, but not too bad. 60 on saturday. saturday looking a little bit cooler. many areas in the upper 50s. we'll talk about that easter forecast, and what's ahead for early next week coming up at 6:45. we're just getting new video into the live desk. it shows a car fire causing problems in kensington. chopper 4 was over the scene in maryland just moments ago as firefighters were working to put the fire out. this is happening on newport mill road near the intersection of connecticut avenue and university boulevard. they did put the fire out. but you may have some trouble driving around that area for a bit longer while they get it all cleaned up. vance, doreen? >> thank you, chris. our coverage of the terror in brussels continues tonight. still ahead, security has been stepped up as investigators go door to door looking for leads in today's attacks. a symbolic tribute here at home for the victims in belgium.
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terror arrest in virginia. why the suspect thought there was a vulnerability with one of ou
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tonight we're hearing from an american who felt the shock wave of the first blast inside the brussels airport this morning. he tells us what he saw after the explosions. >> what i saw was a large number of casualties on the ground. and again, 30, 40 feet away, it certainly did not look like we were going to be looking for survivors in that immediate vicinity. once we exited the erm nal building through the glass doors there was an individual, he was intact. but he was bleeding from the face. and propped up against the wall. >> hoffman said he immediately thought it was a suicide bomb. because security is so tight that no one could drop something and then walk away. it is now approaching midnight in
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still keeping vigil at the site of the subway bombing this morning. >> it's one of many tributes lighting up cities around the world. thousands are making a show of support. from brussels to paris to the belgian embassy in washington. news4's chris gordon joins us live where he heard from the head of homeland security. >> people have been coming here throughout the day, placing flowers from front of the embassy, some stopping to say a prayer. the flags of belgium and europe have been lowered to half staff and tonight there's a shared sense of loss. >> secret service police swept the grounds of the belgian embassy this evening. u.s. secretary of homeland security, jeh johnson, came here to meet with the belgian ambassador. >> it is my desire to be here and express my condolences on the behalf of the department. >> people from our area are bringing flowers to the growing memorial
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today's terrorist attacks in brussels. >> it was my mother's idea. >> she, we have family back in belgium. a lots of them actually. my grandfather was an immigrant during world war ii. we're keeping them in our thoughts and prayers during all the horrible stuff that's gone on over there right now. ♪ ♪ >> evangelist mary clement of silver spring spent almost an hour here. >> the people of belgium were so hurt today, everybody is sad. >> ambassador johan verbeke thanks everyone who called. emailed and came by for their thoughts and prayers. >> i'm sure that with the strength, not just of our own security services and intelligence community, but also the strength of the international community, we will overcome that. and we will
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>> the ambassador says there's a message from today's terrorist bombings. he believes that all civilized countries around the world should cooperate and share security information in order to fight the terrorist threats. that's the latest live at the belgian embassy in northwest washington. doreen, back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. the attacks in brussels have prompted stepped-up security in major cities worldwide as our nation's capital, the district is always in a heightened state of alert. d.c. police chief kathy lanier says local and federal law enforcement have plans in place for events like these, she credits many of you. >> i think people in washington, d.c. are very alert and pay attention to their surroundings, when something like this happens, we see that level of vigilance increase and that's what we want. >> the chief says you may notice more uniformed officers but added there are a number of security changes you will not see. >> a man
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virginia, who pled guilty to try to fly to syria to join isis will find out how long he's going to stay in prison in july. but tonight a review by our scott mcfarland reveals an interesting twist in the case of joseph farraq. >> the feds arrested this man in a sting at the airport in richmond in a new court filing from the u.s. secret service explains why he was there. it says farraq booked a flight out of richmond because he suspected there was stricter federal law enforcement scrutiny at the larger airports, perhaps including the two a short drive from his prince william county home, reagan national and washington-dulles. the documents also say he was nevertheless concerned the tsa would check his phone at the richmond airport. according to the secret service investigation, farraq said he would trick his beard to appear
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suspicions, the secret service court records said an undercover informant told him that to a void detection from richmond would be good. the feds had been monitoring farraq and busted him before he cleared security. the fbi's richmond field office tells news4 the feds have onsite agents at the richmond airport just as they do at every other american airport and the tsa is there, too. farraq pleaded guilty in federal court in alexandria, friday, facing 20 years in prison when he's sentenced in july. back to you. >> scott mcfarlane, back to you. today's veterans in brussels are overshadowing a big primary day here in the u.s. there's a democratic primary in idaho. there are 149 delegates up for grabs for the democrats and 98 delegates for the republicans. polls will be open until 10:00 p.m. eastern and we' h
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coverage of the results on the nbc washington app and on news4 at 11:00. president obama is on his way to argentina now after wrapping up an historic trip to cuba. the president spoke directly to the cuban people today. his speech was broadcast on state-run television. he called for an end to human rights violations and a trade embargo. then he might emt privately with dissidents before he joined president raul castro for a baseball game, between the cuban national team and the tampa bay rays. breaking news out of virginia, where a traffic stop ended in gunfire. we'll tell you what we just learned about the moments leading up to the shooting there. two young women from the same neighborhood, tonight one is dead and the other is facing charges after a bloody encounter at this bus stop. that story coming up. news4. a nice spring day
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in virginia tonight, a man is in hospital after he was shot by a fredericksburg police officer during a traffic stop. police say the man had an outstanding warrant and that during the traffic stop, he put his car in gear and dragged officer several hundred feet. the car crashed into a nearby ditch. in the officer shot the suspect in the leg, after the guy jumped out of the car and tried to run away. police have not identified the driver yet. they say the officer was not seriously injured. we are also learning new details this evening about a deadly stabbing in the district. >> a witness says it started with a fight between two young women at a bus stop in southeast. and tonight we've learned that the suspect is pregnant.
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>> a stabbing death at this benning road bus stop. and now an 18-year-old woman is dead, and a 16-year-old pregnant teenaged girl is facing charges. claretta young says she saw it all. >> the girl stabbed her, stabbed her here, here, here. the thigh. and here. >> it happened around 9:30 this morning. there was an exchange of words between the two teenagers. then it got physical. then it got deadly. >> you were right here in the bus stop when it happened? >> yeah, i was. >> were you scared? >> no. i wasn't because i know it was kids. i wasn't scared at all. but it was ashame that it went down. >> this kind of violence at a bus stop has people around here on edge. this woman asked not to be identified. >> very
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but it don't have a name on it. never know what's going to happen. and when it get hot, they start acting crazy. >> because of the age of the suspects in this case, it's possible this will be handled as a juvenile matter. in the southeast, pat collins, news4. up next, the search for answers after coordinated terror attacks in the heart of europe. the murder of a prince george's county teacher has the maryland senate taking on the issue of domestic violence, i'm tracee wilkins, coming up next on news4,ow they p hla
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coordinated blasts at the airport and subway station this morning. isis is claiming responsibility as the investigation continues. and we're getting some new reaction into the news room now from an american who survived the airport blast. >> streaming with the first one, which was the most alarming thing. after the second one went off, it was quiet and the air turned immediately opaque. and there was dust and there was debris. there was the smell. >> you can see more of that exclusive interview next on a special hour-long edition of "nightly news" with lester holt as we continue our extended coverage of the terror in brussels. here at home an elementary school teacher and her young daughter brutally murdered over child support payments. they're two of the most recent domestic-related deaths in prince george's county lately. bureau chief tracee wilkins is in annapolis today where lawmakers talked about how to
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>> she would standing beside me if she were here. >> neshanna turner is trying to find a way to honor the memory and live of her sister, neshante and chloe davis. the mother and her 2-year-old daughter were killed at the hands of the young girl's daughter, according to police. >> i know i have to go on and do something that will make them proud. >> that determination brought neshanna and the rest of her family to annapolis to testify on behalf of a domestic violence task force bill bearing her sister's name. maryland state senator anthony muse is sponsoring the legislation, targeted at finding ways to prevent domestic violence and to shore up victim resources statewide. he said it was neshante and chloe's funeral that inspired him. >> it was seeing a mother cradle a child in a coffin and knowing this did not have to happen. >> last year in maryland,
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people died as a result of domestic violence, one-third of those deaths were in prince george's county where 14 people died. according to the maryland network against domestic violence, prince george's county has led the state in domestic violence deaths for years, with 50 since 2012. more than anywhere else in the state, including baltimore city. >> there's a need. there's a dire need. and that dire need is education. >> the task force bill has the co-sponsorship of 44 other senators, it is expected to pass. if so, the task force will report its findings to the governor by the end of this year. in annapolis, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. a nice day today and improving the forecast. we've got a busy weekend to look forward to. >> busy weekend, busy holiday weekend. we've got nice spring weather. can i wear the suit now? >> sure, why not. >> i haven't worn it since after labor day. >> break out the spring clothes. >> not the shoes, your whi
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>> i need to change those? >> yeah. >> darn it. >> especially with those argyle socks. >> i ask a question, see what happens. >> out there, plenty of blue skies all across the area. i'll tell you tomorrow, maybe the shorts, that's going to be the case. reston coming in with plenty of sunshine. great sunshine down towards the marina area, the tidal basin. all looking good. going to be a very nice evening. 62 degrees with sunshine. 60 by 7:00, dropping into the 50s by 9:00, 10:00 tonight. nice couple of spring days coming up. 63 rockville. how about manassas at 63 degrees. and huntingtown, coming in at 62. storm team 2 radar, all clear. nothing to talk about as far as that's concerned. or into the day on thursday. thursday night the next chance.
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50 degrees, tomorrow afternoon. temperatures around 71 degrees, nice and warm, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds, not full sun, but a lot of sunshine across the area. what to wear, you won't need the jacket, the heavy coat or the umbrella, it's the sunglasses and the t-shirt. now maybe a jacket early, but then by afternoon, the t-shirt for sure. that's what you can expect. next four days, 71 tomorrow. all in the city. 75 on thursday. and i think everybody gets into the 70s on thursday. maybe upper 70s down south. 68 on your friday. we do have a 30% chance of morning showers. that's going to be before the morning rush. saturday, a high of 60 degrees, most of the suburbs will in the upper 50s, saturday will be a little cool. but we're still above average. the average high is 58 degrees, we've got every day of the next seven well above average. easter coming in at 65 degrees. sunshine during the day. increasing clouds,
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chance of rain would be sunday night into monday. monday still going for a high close to 70 degrees. there's your forecast. >> thank you, doug. a big night tonight for a local singer-songwriter, owen dannof faces off in the battle round of "the voice." ♪ ♪ >> dannof grew up here in washington, he's the son of a grammy-winning musician. his father was in the starland vocal band. best known for their hit, "afternoon delight." dannof is roommates with a hollywood star, actor jesse isenberg. despite his famous friends and family, the 26-year-old says one of the hardest things about the audition was making eye contact with the judges. >> it was so bizarre and incredible. but so overwhelming i had to look away. and i like started looking over
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peripherally i see christina and pharrell and i'm like i can't look. but am i being rude by not looking. maybe i should look, but i can't because i'll mess up. >> well dannof survived the battle round, you'll have to watch "the voice" tonight at 8:00 to find out. >> good for him. we hope he makes it all the way. we've got sports coming up. dave johnson is going to tell us about a guy, can you see this dude with a star on his hel kathleen matthews: if we want to be heard, we need women in congress. it was the women who forced republicans to include women's health and contraceptive coverage in the affordable care act. in congress, i'll fight for pay equity, family leave and tougher gun safety laws. and, as an environmentalist, i'll work combat climate change. i know as a journalist and as a senior executive in business that when women are at the table, we get things done. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message. it's about taking a stand.
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dave johnson has got sports tonight. here's what we want to know. he's going to tell us whether he's going to do what he's going do do in that old what, 25, 30-year-old car of his? is he go to pack his stuff on top of that old thing and make his way to where he's going? >> that's an investigation we're going to have. last we checked the the 991 car he still has. but we will follow up. trust me. we'll get on the story. i think we could use a feel-good story. alfred morris, it is. there's some sadness in redskin nation that morris is going to -- the dallas cowbo
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teams on a two-year contract. but consider morris' journey. he set the redskins single-season rushing record his rookie year after being selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. it's been a wild ride in the 1991 car that we think morris still drives. and while morris still has the drive, his numbers have declined every season. since his rookie campaign and the redskins did not keep him off the free agent market. in fact 2015 marked the first season of morris' four-year career that he's not rushed for over 1,000 yards, in 2012, morris then a rookie dominant for the redskins, rushing for a franchise record 1613 yards en route to the nfc east title. he heads to the cowboys, the team that he's had the most success against. and the redskins general manager is happy for alfred morris. >> good for him, he's got a home. i wish it was outside division, but that's okay. we made a decision in-house and it is what it is.
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a very good person, he has had a good career. the way the nfl works, you're always trying to get better, trying to bring in younger and that's part of the process. you know what i hope he does a nice job, except against us twice a year. so morris has a new home. and robert griffin iii might be closer to looking on with the cleveland browns, rg3 impressed browns head coach hue jackson with his honesty and humility. jackson said today that griffin admitted to him there are things he could have done better for the redskins and jackson added that griffin is open to improving his skills, including reading defenses and a quicker release. no word on an impending deal between the browns and rg3. the innocence of a child. they're not children, they're young men. but isn't it the wonderful innocence when we use the term madness to describe a basketball tournament. the maryland men are still a part of. they're back if spokane over the wins over south carolina state and hawaii and t'r
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the next part of the madness, their tournament journey against number one seed kansas thursday in louisville. >> enjoy the moment. only 16 of us left. you know, we'll be on the national stage. playing the number one team in the country. want to enjoy the moment. >> the rest of us -- we're happy to be here. last year you know, we was in the same situation, and we didn't get there. to get there now is exciting. >> it's not over yet. we're trying to go out and win. we're not happy, we're just happy being here. >> it's a little before 7:00 on the 22nd of march. that means life right now is good for the wizards. it could be better. the wizards are still a game and a half out of a playoff spot. but as the hip kids say, the team is trending in the right direction. the five-game losing streak of ten days ago now seems ages ago. and confidence is being matched by consistency. and now after last
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impressive 117-102 win in atlanta. the wizards riding their first five-game winning streak. defense has made the difference. for those five wins, the wizards held their opponents to under 100 points and then health. bradley abeel is back from the sprained pelvis, best game in three weeks, the kind of production the wizards need while going forward. >> we've tried to fight through that. and you know to get back .500 after losing five in a a row. to come back and win five in a row was important for us. >> you got to take care of what we can. if other teams lose, that's big for us, but we got got to keep competing and playing, playing in ways that they're going to come in a different mindset. >> wizards play the hawks tomorrow. capitals trying to capture their stride if they win tonight in ottawa, they'll wrap up the metropolitan division and clinch the eastern conference. we'll have the answer for that at 11:00. >> something to look forward t
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